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. we have two reports tonight, ron mott in waltham, mass, meteorologist jim cantore in boston. ron, first to you. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there was a big rush on this store earlier today. they're expecting more people tonight and in the morning as they head in to pick up things like shovels, batteries, flashlights, gas cans, ahead of what could be a top-ten winter storm of all-time. as the storm barrels eastward today, it dumped a lot of snow in places like madison, wisconsin and chicago where they're confused. >> one day it's 60, the next day 20. but we're used to it. we can handle it, we're tough. >> reporter: but folks in the northeast whose mettle is about to be tested for the first time in years after an unusually mild and dry winter last season. >> the palms getting sweaty, the excitement starts to build. >> reporter: from hartford to boston and elsewhere. >> if you get a winter snowstorm, you could get 27 inches of snow. >> reporter: it could be an historic winter storm. and it was the motivation many needed to stock up on supplies. >> flashlig
, and in neighboring rhode island, power is a big issue there. nbc's ron allen and ron mott are in those states. ron allen, let's begin with you. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the conditions here are getting better but it's still somewhat dangerous because there's just so much snow everywhere as you can see. late today the governor lifted the ban on traveling the roads, but he like governor patrick in massachusetts, is still warning the safest course of action for everyone is to just stay home. it took four guys with shovels and a lot of grit to get just one car unstuck this morning. connecticut woke up to whiteout conditions. with several communities buried under more than three feet of snow. the deepest, 40 inches in hamden. >> it's been really hectic. we've been shoveling up in the front of the mall, and it's taking a lot of work. >> reporter: overnight, the blizzard was intense. dumping several inches of snow each hour. >> we've had no snow for multiple years so everybody forgot how to drive in it. >> i have filed a request with the president of the united states for an emergency declaratio
on the east coast. our team is out in it, and in place tonight, we want to begin with nbc's ron mott. he's in providence, rhode island. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, good evening to you. long before the teeth of this storm fully clamps down on new england later tonight, its bite was being felt and the discomfort, well, it spread all over. a 19-vehicle pileup this morning in southern maine was among the earliest indications that today was going to be trouble. luckily, only minor injuries. >> what you see there, is a tractor-trailer on i-84 that has flipped on its side. >> traffic got topsy-turvey in connecticut, too. and signs of things getting worse before getting better were just about everywhere throughout the storm zone, as power trucks await the calls of duty from as far away as ohio. >> i'm asking the general public to make decisions that are wise. >> reporter: officials again repeated warnings for people to stay home and out of the mounting mess. >> i guess mother nature is making up for last year. >> reporter: yielding to fleets of snowplows, making room for emergenc
. tens of thousands are still making due without power or heat. nbc's ron mott has our report from boston's south shore. >> reporter: for the third straight day, anthony came in from the cold to find no relief at home in scituate, massachusetts, south of boston. still without power, 37 degrees, as if outdoors. >> it's frustrating. i wish we had power. and -- but, i mean, i know there's people out there working hard. >> reporter: his crippled down and out neighborhood, which governor deval patrick visited today, have plenty of company in this post-storm misery in new england. streets as sidewalks, undrivable driveways, 135,000 homes and businesses waiting for electricity and heat. >> i appreciate very much the coordination and responsiveness, the support of the guard and of the state police. and the patience of the people. >> reporter: but patience is growing thin. as the messy clean-up continues, it's slow-going otherwise. connecticut's governor told many state employees to stay home. schools will close again tuesday in boston, as residents in hardest-hit communities are pressed into more
their way of life. our report tonight from nbc's ron mott in gloucester. >> reporter: gloucester, massachusetts is america's oldest fishing port dating back nearly 400 years. its way of life made famous by the hollywood blockbuster, "the perfect storm" about fishermen facing a deadly hurricane. >> so this is the moment of truth. are you gloucester men? >> yeah, we're gloucester men. >> reporter: but that gloucester way of life is dying, one bucket at a time. >> what we have here is cod. that's like the major cash crop, if you will. if you eliminate that, you are basically cutting off legs and saying, yeah, can you live without them? >> reporter: in may, new federal restrictions will cut the catch limit of atlantic cod in the nearby gulf of maine by 77%, after decades of overfishing, confirmed in tests showing the species in danger, say officials. >> if the fishermen were catching lots of cod, i would say there's a reason to criticize the science. but the fishermen are not catching today. >> reporter: in fact, they haven't met their cod quota since they were issued in 2010. yet fi
mott is following all this from boston. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey, lester, good evening to you. the big dig is taking on a little different meaning here in boston tonight, what with nearly 25 inches of snow on the ground. getting things going again is easier said than done, but we can report forward progress is under way. it was a snow-stopper of a storm, and more than 24 hours after the last flake settled, people are anxious to get going, however long it takes. across new england, boston's south station to hartford, connecticut, today was all about moving on. >> we've been trying to get on trains, planes and automobiles for the last day or so. >> reporter: limited service resumed on the railways, flights were back on the boards. some even highlighting on-time departures. while the sunday sun was bright, the next day or two may pale by comparison as damages continue to mount around the region, perhaps delaying a quick return to normal. large parts of the long island expressway remained closed as plows opened escape routes for hundreds of stranded cars. nearby, heavy snow
you. >> paul, thank you so much. north to new england. expected to get hit the hardest. nbc's ron mott in providence, rhode island. >> reporter: hey there, krystal. beautiful winter wonderland behind me. not so beautiful on the roadways. a lot of folks heeded the warnings and gone home or stayed home today which is a very good thing. traffic here in the capital of rhode island pretty light all day long. the governor at 1:00 sent all of the nonemergency state workers home for the weekend, telling them to get with their families and ride this thing out in to the safety of their homes like in new york and massachusetts. up in to maine. the big concern going in to tonight, the winds to see and how that might affect the trees and power lines going down and power going down and asking folks really to hunker down, get the flashlights and batteries ready, not so much the candles because the last thing to see is to see fires coming on the backside of this storm if the power does, in fact, go out. here in rhode island they're expecting anywhere from two to two and a half feet of snow. i had a ge
there. nbc ron mott providing us the picture and will give us details in a bit. welcome back to "weekends with alex witt." we're on covering the storm. the snow piling up in places there already have two feet. bill karins here with the latest forecast and snow total details. hey, bill. >> power outages are really the problem, alex. snow is a headache, people have to move it. it will be a while before people can get where they want to get to. power outage, that's the more life threatening part of this. the power crews can't get there to turn the power on. and temperatures will drop tonight to the single digits if not negative numbers. people won't be able to stay in their houses if they don't have heat tonight or the next couple of days for that matter and people have to get out of their houses to stay where safe. that's the biggest issue. the reason we had so many outages, started off as heavy, wet snow. wasn't fluffy snow from boston to the cape. rhode island, areas of connecticut. 30 to 32 degrees and the snow pasted and stuck to everything. and then as the storm cranked la
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in providence, andrea. >> ron mott, thank you so much. it's a warning that needs to be repeated and reemphasized. you can't repeat it too often. thank you. >> the blizzard, as ron was just pointing out, has already created a travel nightmare. we are seeing icy roads and long gas lines already as people are getting ready there in long island to try to get gas. more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled across the northeast. even more delays and cancellations are now expected as the storm picks up speed. nbc's rahema ellis joins me now from la guardia airport in new york where more than 600 flights have been canceled today alone. it can only get worse, and more lines and more cancellations coming up. >> it's not the frenzy that they have on a friday because i think people got the memo. a storm is coming and cancellations are underway. what do people do when they come to the airport? they check in at the board. take a look at this board, if can you see it. tony is going to pan over. what you see is a lot of yellow. that flight is still scheduled to take off just a few moments ago. some are
to fall at a rate of 3 inches an hour later tonight. nbc's ron mott is there live for us in provprovidence. i see it's coming down. how are folks getting ready for the big storm? >> reporter: coming down. you mentioned 3 inches an hour. we expect that in the afternoon. right now we're just on the front end of the storm so we're getting flurries now. it started snowing about an hour ago. we're at the capitol. it's on the grass. there's very little to no traffic downtown which is a good thing, a lot of folks heeding the warnings to stay off the roads. some of them may be trying to get the last-minute supplies. shovels, batteries and flashlights and that sort of thing. come noon, they want everyone off the roads to allow public works to get the salt trucks to get that base down before we really start to see the snow come down. one of the things people are really, really concerned about, chris, is the wind that we're expect to ing to get off the co. 60 to 70 mi-mile-an-hour wind gusts. a lot of trees, once the heavy snow gets on them, could start collapsing and falling on the power lines. if w
be digging out by three feet by tomorrow. joining us from prov dinse is ron mott. thank you so much. it's beautiful. you look great. this is a serious storm. >> it is a serious storm. you know, those jokes aside there, you can kind of laugh at this storm at this moment, but in three or four hours it's not going to be a laughing matter at all. we're getting probably our first half inch ar so here in providence. there was one national weather service forecast that called for as much as 42 inches of snow in providence. it's hard to get your head around that amount of snow. now just a few minutes ago the governor here lincoln chafy told all nonemergency state workers this were done for the day, to start their weekends. hurry home and get off the roads while they're still fairly manageable. we've been out here all day. traffic has been light around downtown because a lot of folks, i think, heeded those warnings and stayed home today. they were able to stay home with their kids and their families and get out of the way of this storm. now, the real concern, andrea, going forward is not just th
this afternoon. ron mott is in providence, rhode island. tim caputo from our boston affiliate is in massachusetts. what's the situation right now with particular in regard to transportation and power outages on there? >> reporter: it is tough to get around and the stay home message applies in long island and governor chafee ordered everyone off the streets here and not everyone is heeding the warning, unfortunately, most people are, but there are a lot of folks out coming around and joyriders taking this all in. i spoke to one gentleman a few moments ago who said he got stopped by police and he had a carful of elderly people in the car taking them to warmer climates. one of the elderly people had their thermostat -- had no power and the thermostat was reading 42 degrees and the cops said that's fine, go ahead about your way. there is a mall here and it is mostly closed here, but there is a panera bread inside and the assistant manager and one of the employees they decided to make their way in today to make sandwiches for power crews and they're in there hard at work and we'll go down and get some
'easter. we want to get the latest from ron mott in providence, rhode island, ron? >> reporter: hey, as you mentioned, the power is story for as you mentioned 6,000 people or so, long island sound took on brutal winds and that caused a lot of the power outages here in rhode island. about 185,000 customers of national grid without power. so about almost 40% of their customer base. that's a lot of folks, unfortunately. and it's going to be a long time, perhaps, before a lot of them get their power back on because of all this snow out here. now, this is stuff piled up by snow crews, as plows coming through trying to keep portions of downtown open here. fortunately, there's not a lot of traffic. that's a good thing. they got to keep the roads open because these are arteries to trauma centers. hopefully, we won't have muched me for that today. but obviously, they're trying to get everything out of the way for power crews to assess the situation. one thing we can talk about, the fact that this snow will stop falling, hopefully, within the next hour or so so the crews can start working in earnest
. nbc's ron allen is in connecticut. we're beginning with nbc's ron mott in prof dend, rhode island. ron it was pretty bad in that town we saw you a couple of hours ago. it looks a little better now. >> reporter: a little better now, alex. but it is going to be a tough day. let's face it. a lot of folks without power here in rhode island. at last check it was just under 1773,000 customers of national grid without power. that represents more than a third of their customers in this state. so a lot of folks are in the dark and in the cold here. and it is very cold. it's about 18, 19 degrees right now. we're expected to get down to single digits tonight. so unfortunately a lot of folks are going to be in cold houses tonight. and national grid is asking everyone to be patient. they've got a couple of hundred crews out on the roads trying to get at least an assessment of where the biggest problems are across the state. but they say it could be a few days before power is restored to everyone. i've been texting my nephew to goes to college in rhode island. they are without power in his town. he
it, michelle. let's go back to boston, where limited transit service resumes this afternoon. ron mott is with us. is the city going to be ready for the rush hour tomorrow? >> reporter: they may be ready, but they're telling people to pack your patience along with the briefcases. what a beautiful start to the afternoon on sunday at the downtown garden in boston. kids are out with mom and dad enjoying all this snow. they'll be talking about this snow for quite some time because logan recorded 24.9 inches. that's fifth all time highest storm total at that airport. this is a significant storm event. tomorrow the nbta says that all the bus service, train service, commuter rail service will operate on a normal schedule, but people should know the times will not necessarily be what they're used to. so come extra early if your boss is a stickler about you showing up for work on time. you might want to show up at your local train stop a little earlier tomorrow. limited service is going to get under way about 2:00 today, alex. for a lot of folks who depend on public transit, this is a good thin
down the nets t >>> i'm ron mott in providence rhode island where the snow is driving hard having caused havoc on roadways up and down new england for what promises to be a very long weekend. we've got the latest ahead on nbc nightly news with brian will wrams. >>> that coming up in the next 15, 20 minutes. for us, not getting the storm. as far as the snow is concerned, the winds are starting to pick up. upwards to 20, 25 miles per hour. current temperature 42 degrees. a few showers earlier. those have moved out. we're going to see a slight chance of a shower at 7:00. 9:00, windy and cold. cold and windy. 31 with a chind chill of 20 at 11:o 0 at night. make sure you're ready for the wind and cold tonight. 36 in gaithersburg. huntingtowne at 40 degrees. what are we seeing? the storm is up toward the north and east. philadelphia starting to get in on the snow. they have not seen any snow thus far. their totals will be way down. new york city saw some of the heaviest snow earlier. it's just starting to move to the east. towards portions of rhode island. connecticut, boston. 2 to 3 in
side of boston. we turn to ron mott, who makes boston his home. >> good morning. >> good to see you in your neck of the woods. >> because i spent so much time on the road last year, covering politics, it's only now starting to feel like home. ever hear of the candle pin bowling? me either. i'm told it's the boston/new england pasttime. shoes, check. candle, check? time to roll. that is not how it's done. in worchester, massachusetts, candlepin bowling didn't spread very far, smaller balls, pins like candles, hitting them much harder than it looks, even for a bowler like peter flynn. what's the lowest scoring game? >> no one has ever rolled a perfect 300. that's perfectly okay with this crowd. >> it is such a tradition here. >> from the alley to the ice. this is boston commons, america's oldest park. if you spent any time in boston you'll wind up on a pair of skates. the park has been here since 1634, the ice rink is relatively new. for a newcomer like me -- >> you know how to walk, right? >> barely. >> a helpful guide never hurts. hopping on to frozen ponds every chance they get. >>
's get to nbc's ron motte in providence, rhode island. a state of emergency is issued for them, as well. >> reporter: absolutely. good day to you. it's snowing this mix for five and a half hours and it's only starting to crank up. we expect this to go on for 24 hours. the concern is the consistency of the mix. there's a lot of moisture in this stuff. i picked up some snow here off the ground and packing it down it's very heavy and the concern is what this will do sitting on tree limbs. looks healthy on the outside. you don't know what's going on the inside and expected to shed smaller limbs and the bigger branches could come down on the power lines and there's concern of widespread power outages and could be a problem tonight especially when the winds pick up. here in providence, the governor let the nonessential nonessential emergency personnel go home trying to get the streets clear. it is pretty quiet downtown providence all day, a good thing. people out trying to get last-minute things and snow supplies, shoes, batteries and of that sort and trying to tell people, please, stay home
but for commuters no such relief. mass transit starts to get back on track tomorrow. i want to go to ron mott standing back in boston. has limited train and bus service resumed where you are right now? >> they have. they started 2:00. mbta got some of the buses and some of the "t" service. tomorrow we expect the services to be a back online. don't expect smooth sailing. pack in some extra patience and some time for your commute tomorrow because the schedules will have to fluctuate because of all of this. it took about 24 hours to create all of this mess out here. quite beautiful under the sun today. it's going to take a little longer than 24 hours to get things back to norm a. over in connecticut where one town, hampden, they recorded 40 inches. governor dan malloy tweeted to some of the workers who were involved in not going on about all of this had to take monday off. they will get another free day to play out in the snow tomorrow. no school for boston public schools. opening some centers for community centers. there will be places where they can take their kids where they head back to work
to ron mott, who makes boston his home. >> good morning. >> good to see you in your neck of the woods. >> because i spent so much time on the road last year, covering politics, it's only now starting to feel like home. ever hear of the candle pin bowling? me either. i'm told it's the boston/new england pasttime. shoes, check. candle, check? time to roll. that is not how it's done. in worchester, massachusetts, candlepin bowling didn't spread very far, smaller balls, pins like candles, hitting them much harder than it looks, even for a bowler like peter flynn. what's the lowest scoring game? >> no one has ever rolled a perfect 300. that's perfectly okay with this crowd. >> it is such a tradition here. >> from the alley to the ice. this is boston commons, america's oldest park. if you spent any time in boston you'll wind up on a pair of skates. the park has been here since 1634, the ice rink is relatively new. for a newcomer like me -- >> you know how to walk, right? >> barely. >> a helpful guide never hurts. hopping on to frozen ponds every chance they get. >> winters are tough up here
. ron mott is in providence, rhode island this morning. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. we're going to start with flurries here. that will, later in the day, give way to bucket loads of snow. at that point it's going to be too late to start getting ready. folks here in new england take pride for always being ready in storms like this. across new england it's time to pay up. a rush to fortify and hunker down on the home front, after last year's unusually quiet winter. the classic nor'easter has returned with a vengeance. >> salt, shovel. >> reporter: millions will need all that and more, forecasters say, from hartford to points north, south, east and west. they stocked up in new york city. >> i'm preparing now for the snow with the ice. >> not mesing around? >> not messing around at all. >> reporter: connecticut. >> some milk and other odds and ends that i need for the weekend just in case i can't get out to the store. >> reporter: around philadelphia -- >> ice melt, rock salt, calcium chloride. no sleds yet. >> reporter: and boston, where a run on s
're going to see the quirky side of boston. for that we turn to ron mott who makes boston his home. >> good morning, ron. >> it's hard to believe. it's been 15 months already. since i spent so much time on the road covering politics, it's only now just starting to live like one of the locals. >> reporter: ever heard of candle pin bowling? me either. it's the boston/new england pastime. shoes, check. candle, check. candle? >> time to roll. that is not how it's done. invented in wasser, massachusetts, pins like candles, smaller balls. hitting them much harder than it looks. >> that's hard to hit. >> reporter: even for a pro like peter flynn. >> no one's ever rolled a perfect 300 and that's perfectly okay. >> it's as new england as you can get so it is such a tradition here. >> reporter: from the alley to the ice. this is boston common, america's oldest park. of course, if you spend any time in boston you'll wind up on a pair of skates. the park has been here since 1634. the ice rink is relatively new. and for a newcomer like me. >> you know how to walk, right? >> reporter: barely. a helpful g
from chicago enjoying enormous success in a surprising field. nbc's ron mott is here with their story. good morning. >> it's a really lovely story, natalie. it's about the magill brothers, young african-american men who play clarinet and flute from major classical orchestras here in the u.s. they have highly coveted lead roles in the world where maybe 4% of the musicians are african-american or latino. a brother act unique in the rarefied world of classical music. anthony, who is 33, plays clarinet for the renowned new york metropolitan opera. while demare, four years older, plays lead flute for the seattle symphony orchestra. what is it about your brother's music that make it is special? >> anthony's musical voice is very, very clear. his personality shines. it is magnified through his clarinet. >> my brother is pretty scary growing up when he talked about music and i respected everything he said. i would hear him practicing hours and hours. he was practicing more hours than i think would be considered normal. >> they grew up in a working class household on the edge of chicago's more
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